Blog - March 2011

Photo credit Raashan Ahmad.

Raashan Ahmad is my hero. No, seriously he represents everything hip hop should be to me. His emotions and love for the music is so evident, from mcing, to producing, b-boying to photography and video directing, he is truly a one stop shop. Since taking a mini break from Crown City Rockers, Rasshan has traveled the world and back including performing at the Gilles Peterson World Wide Awards Show, several tours through France and Austria as well as Australia. On the road he’s experienced the highs; being interviewed on a national news channel in France broadcasting to over 20 million people and the lows; landing in Tokyo just before the latest earthquake hit. If you’ve had the pleasure to know Raa, you will understand that his life is his music. Raashan’s new video for "Pain on Black’ is a tell all story. "Pain on Black is one of the most personal songs I’ve ever written,’ states Raashan. Filmed in France, the video tells an up close and personal story of the daily struggles of living in our day. On production, Woodstocks’ (Crown City) work reminds me of why i fell in love with the genre in the first place, an infectious sample reminiscent of early Rza work.

For more info on Raashan, his new album and upcoming tour dates please visit his blog here.

Posted by: Jonthecorner on March 30, 2011 @ 5:05 PM
Posted in: Music

In Feb 2011, Om put together an invite only event in Los Angeles celebrating Groove Armada’s most recent nomination for ‘Best Electronic / Dance Album’ at SupperClub LA. That weekend, LA was buzzing with all these velvet rope events, but the Om showcase was really for the heads. To help in the nights celebration, Om enlisted KCRW’s music director, Jason Bentley and Om’s newest signing, Dirty Vegas.

Needless to say, the event was epic! You can now experience the memorable night in this recap video.

Click here to purchase Groove Armada “Time & Space (White Light Version)”

Posted by: on March 30, 2011 @ 1:59 PM
Posted in: Visual Stimulation

It’s official! Dirty Vegas are hitting the road in celebration of the release of ‘Electric Love’. Check out all the dates below. For fans in Asia, they will be bringing their Dirty Vegas Soundsystem show to you all. For North American fans, you guys are in for a treat. Dirty Vegas will be bringing their high-energy full live band show to a city near you! Get ready to party!

Click Here to Listen To New Leaked Tracks!

April 2 – Shanghai, China – Richbaby*
April 4 – Beijing, China – Yugong Yishan*
April 7 – Phuket, Thailand – Famous*
April 8 – Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Republik*
April 9 – Seoul, Korea – Rocco*
April 16 – Coachella – Heineken Dome*
April 20 – Vancouver, BC – Five Sixty
April 21 – Edmonton, BC – Buffalo Underground
April 23 – Calgary, AB – The Whiskey – Purchase Tickets
April 24 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club – Purchase Tickets
April 25 – Montreal, QE – Le Belmont – Purchase Tickets
April 27 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge – Purchase Tickets
April 28 – Washington DC – U Street Music Hall – Purchase Tickets
April 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly (live – Giant Step Presents) – Purchase Tickets
April 30 – El Paso, TX – Neon Desert Festival – Purchase Tickets
May 3 – Tucson, AZ – Plush – Purchase Tickets
May 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room – Purchase Tickets
May 5 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar – Purchase Tickets
May 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex – Purchase Tickets
May 7 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine – Purchase Tickets
May 8 – Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar
May 9 – Hollywood, CA – Bardot*
June 2 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Purchase Tickets
June 4 – Miami, FL – New World Symphony
June 12 – England – Glade Festival – Purchase Tickets

*signifies Dirty Vegas Soundsystem Shows. All other dates are full live band dates.

‘Electric Love’ drops Tuesday, April 26th.

Click Here to Listen To New Leaked Tracks!

Posted by: on March 30, 2011 @ 12:16 PM
Posted in: News

Meet Brooklyn based group, Body Language. The group has been creating a lot of buzz amongst the recent chill-wave movement with their infectiously catchy R&B, electronica-tinged pop sound. Their first EP, ‘Social Studies’, has been on constant repeat here at the office. They’ve also been busy on the remix front providing remixes for Toro Y Moi and Om’s very own Dirty Vegas

Check out the live recording of ‘You Can’ below and follow them on Facebook here.

Body Language “You Can” from dreambear on Vimeo.

Director: Alexander Jorgensen
Director of Photography: Zack Richard
Editor: Evan Brown
Color Correction: Sandy Patch
Audio Engineer: Zach Lipkins
Set Design: Jackie Levy
Production Assistant: Mike Chung / Eliav Mintz / Tom Zweibel

Posted by: on March 30, 2011 @ 10:35 AM
Posted in: Music

Here is your first look at the brand new Soulstice ‘In The Light’ album cover. The new album drops Tuesday, May 17th. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we will begin to leak brand new tracks from the album.

Follow Soulstice on Facebook here.

Here’s a teaser video featuring the new song ‘Soul on Fire’

Posted by: on March 28, 2011 @ 5:16 PM
Posted in: Visual Stimulation

On the morning of November 1st, 2010, Underworld recorded a live in-studio session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic in the legendary Village Studios in Santa Monica. This is the studio that Fleetwood Mac built for their ‘Tusk’ album, and is also where Sly and the Family Stone recorded ’There’s a Riot Going On’ and Frank Zappa recorded ’Joe’s Garage’ along with many more classics I can’t even list here. It was a legendary session!

Click here to download the video and audio podcast.

Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on March 24, 2011 @ 3:14 PM
Posted in: Music

A household name in the world of house music for over 15 years, Fred Everything (our favorite Canadian) has over 150 releases to his name on some of the best labels and a favorite amongst house heads. For the 5 year anniversary of his own label, Lazy Days, he mixes his favorite tracks from the diversified catalog. Exclusive to this release are new remixes by Ian Pooley, Crazy P, Art of Tones, and disco producer, Greg Wilson. The album also features AtJazz, Lovebirds, JT Donaldson, Shur-I-kan, Tortured Soul and Kruse & Nuernberg.

Also keep an eye out for limited edition vinyl 12" featuring the new remixes from Greg Wilson, Crazy P, and more.

Congrats Fred! Click here to purchase the digital copy from Beatport now.

You will be able to pick up the CD and 12" vinyl here at the Om Records Store shortly. Stay tuned.

Posted by: on March 23, 2011 @ 7:40 PM
Posted in: News

Check out these great photos from Dirty Vegas performing their Soundsystem show during SxSW at the brand new ACL Live venue. All photos are taken by photographer Tim Mosenfelder and you can visit for more photos.

Posted by: on March 23, 2011 @ 3:08 PM
Posted in: Visual Stimulation

Happy Tuesday Friends!
Today, Om Records presents the second part of the “Changes” single series…“Changes 2”. For this release, we’ve brought out some heavy-hitters like In Flagranti, Body Language, Mike Monday (Vocal and Dub versions), and Shiny Objects (Vocal and Dub versions).

Click HERE to purchase.

Posted by: paul on March 22, 2011 @ 12:16 PM
Posted in: News

Samantha James has released an unreleased track titled, “Wings of Faith” to benefit Japanese AID Relief.


Available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon and all other Digital Retailers on 4/12.

Here is more in her own words.

After I heard about the tragedy in Japan, especially for those in Sendai (home of my stepmother’s family), fans and friends, it seemed only natural that I contribute something in someway to help. So with that being said, I am releasing ‘Wings of Faith’ and dedicating it to those affected by this horrible event. The song is a firm reminder for those who are struggling, that by having faith we can overcome all obstacles. All monies generated by the release of this song will go to Red Cross to help those who are in need. I thank you all for coming together at this time of crisis to aid our brothers and sisters. Your support for our friends, my family and those who are suffering is the first step. We must constantly make it our goal to extend help for those who are in need. God bless you all.


Samantha James

Watch the video/audio snippet

Help Out and Donate to the Red Cross HERE

Posted by: paul on March 21, 2011 @ 11:39 AM
Posted in: Music


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